Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2017

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This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in estate vineyards, and hand-harvested using small crates, in Chianti's Colli Senesi subzone. Prior to fermentation in stainless steel, the skins and juice undergo a long cool maceration to impart rich color, flavor, and phenolics to the final wine. Additionally, since the 2005 vintage, this wine has been made from USDA-certified organically grown grapes.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red in color, this Chianti exhibits notes of fresh cherries, tobacco, and violets. On the palate, it is generously well-rounded with lively acidity and firm tannins.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with cioppinos, tomato and olive sauces, orecchiette arrabbiata, and even penne with vodka sauce.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Chianti DOCG
Sub-zone:
Senesi
Vineyard name:
Sangiovese
Vineyard size:
13 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Sand
Training method:
Guyot Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1,200-1,680
Yield/acre:
3.6 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1999-2007
Average Vine Age:
20
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1974
Bottles produced of this wine:
40,000
Certified eco-friendly practices:
USDA Certified Organic Grapes
Certifying organizations:
USDA
Sustainability certification:
USDA Made with Certified Organic Grapes
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese
Time on its skins:
20 days
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
4-15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Cement vats
Size of aging container:
55-150 HL
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
18 month
Length of bottle aging:
6 months minimun
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
Acidity:
5.4 g/L
Total SO2:
31.0 mg/L

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